Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 5:19 AM (in response to treefrog75)
Have you tried searching in Apple's Support area? I found this article that has the basics http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4083 .
Basically, there are two options. 1- in iTunes, you can turn on importing to Photoshop. or 2 - enable viewing the iPhone as mass storage when it is connected. That is has to be enabled in the Control Panel.
These comments are based on a guess that you are using some recent version of Windows. You didn't tell us what environment you are in. To use the cliche, on a Mac, it would just work. And iTunes is not available for LINUX.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 5:55 AM (in response to treefrog75)
I use either iPhoto, not sure if its available for PC, or a program called Kodak easy share
is available in PCM/Mac install, launch connect phone it'll recognize it and prompt you from there. Kodak does a nice job of editing and printing right from the app. Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 6:55 AM (in response to BigBopper)
I'm using Windows 7 (I checked it under platform, and it's mentioned at the bottom of my post).
I haven't tried importing to Photoshop - to be honest, I'm not sure how I do that, using iTunes, so any advice would be welcomed. Having said that, I'd prefer not to fork out $150 to achieve this, so if I need to purchase Photoshop for it, then I'd probably rule it out. I really just want to be able to drag photos from the iPhone to the PC, and I'm a bit perplexed that it is proving to be so problematic.
Unfortunately, the advice on the HT4083 page presumes that when you go to Start -> Computer, there is a "logo" for the iPhone, but in my case this does not appear (even though the iPhone is recognised by iTunes). Hence why I asked the question.
Leaving aside the tired old arguments between PC and Mac afficionados, as I'm equally as non-proficient on both platforms (and isn't Samsung the new Emmanuel Goldstein these days), I would have thought it should "just work" on both platforms. As I said - every other camera device I have ever known has just worked on my PCs.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 6:57 AM (in response to Kens713)
Thanks, Kens, I'll look into this. I still think it's strange that I need a third-party software to get an Apple iPhone to talk to Apple iTunes vis-a-vis the downloading of photos from the device.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to treefrog75)
On all of the Windows PCs that I have tried, the iPhone is recognized as a camera when it is connected via USB. The first time you connect the iPhone, the system gives some choices as to how to connect. If it does show up as a camera, you can access the pictures in the Camera Roll just like any other camera.
Did you ever tell the PC to ignore the iPhone?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 6:45 AM (in response to BigBopper)
Big Bopper, thanks for your continued help. Unfortunately the answer to your question is no. The first time I had plugged an iPhone of any variety into my PC was yesterday, and the only thing that happened when I did this was that iTunes told me I had to enter the access code to the iPhone before I could continue with iTunes. I did this and it all worked fine - except that I can't get photos through iTunes.
(Sometimes I am asked this when I plug in my old-fashioned iPod Classic, and I usually cancel the invitation because I only need to organise my iPod through iTunes. But not for the iPhone.)
I am coming to the conclusion that iTunes just can't be used to manage photos the way it can manage other medie (e.g. songs). I'm not sure why photos are singled out - as an aside, music from my wife's iPhone library synched without me doing anything, and I was surprised to discover today that after re-synching my iPod I had all of my wife's music collection on my iPod, but not her photos. So transferring music isn't just easy, it's inevitable, but transferring photos is problematic at best (let's face it even if I could go through Windows Explorer to transfer photos, that still would be harder than the way iTunes deals with music). Which is odd given that a user is more likely to have copyright permission over their photos than over their music - you'd think it would be much harder to transfer songs, and pretty straight-forward to transfer photos!
Anyway, thanks for trying to help. I think in this case there is a speed bump in Apple's famous seamless user experience!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 9:42 AM (in response to treefrog75)
I'm sorry that I can give you only limtied help on using a Windows PC. I do all my iPhone interactiosn on a Mac. I can tell you that every time I have conencted my iPhone to a Windows machine, there has been a pop-up saying that a new device was recognized and askign what to do with it. I just tried this on my work laptop (Windows 7). The iPhoen shows up in Windows Explorer under Computer -> Portable Devices. Right clicking provides an option to import photos.
Note that on a Mac, the behavior is similar. iTunes does not actually manage the photos. What it does manage is syncign of photos from the computer to the iPhone. Importing of photos from the iPhone and then managing those is handled by a separate application. On a Mac, that means iPhoto or Aperture typically.
Be sure to check out the Apple Support articles. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4083 seems pertinent.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2013 4:09 AM (in response to treefrog75)
On a Windows PC the easiest way to get pictures from your iPhone is to just use Windows Explorer, but there’s two ways to go about this:
• Plugin your iPhone to the computer without iTunes running
• Wait for a popup asking you what you want to do with the device
• Select “View Content”
• Find your photos through the folders that are displayed
• Copy in Windows as usual
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Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2013 11:40 PM (in response to treefrog75)
As I read elsewhere in discussions, the backup created by iTunes backs up photos and videos but these can't be viewed as photos/videos there. You need to transfer your Camera roll to PC periodically and as often as possible.
Hope these will answer you question.
http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1500 (of course link in the previous link)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2013 7:20 AM (in response to treefrog75)
All you need to do is:
iTunes>Click the iPhone on the left tabs>Info>Contacts>Sync
Thats how i did it and it worked!
Or Download a software named "iPhone Transfer". It will do the job and you can also back up all your iPhone files for the future in case you face a computer crash or loose.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 3:58 PM (in response to treefrog75)
My PC would not recognize my iphone when I opened Windows Explorer. You can look at two things.
1) Go to Control Panel and Devices. Next to the iphone icon, there was an exclamation point indicating that I was missing a driver. Right click on the iphone icon, choose Troubleshoot, download, and apply the new driver. Now when I click on My Computer the iphone appears. You can open the iphone and go to the DCIM folder and drag and drop the photos to a folder on your C: drive.
2) You can also check the Autoplay in Control Panel/Hardware and Sound. Scoll to the bottom under devices and make sure the drop down is not set to Take No Action. Set it to Ask me every time if it is.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 24, 2013 8:55 AM (in response to DOK-Bos)
If you are plugging you iPhone into your Windows PC, and it doesn't show up in Windows Explorer, try to use "refresh", which is done by pressing the F5 key. And/or be patient. Sometimes it might take several minutes before the computer is recognizing you phone.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2013 9:13 AM (in response to treefrog75)
Simple, I just learned how to do this. Using your phone recharging cord, plug it into your iPhone and then into a usb port on your PC and you should get the "autoplay" screen that opens whenever you plug anything into the usb port, like your camera or flash drive. Then just click dowload pictures or videos.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2013 3:25 PM (in response to treefrog75)
lawrywaiter (above) is right here!!!!
It's by all means not clear but all you need to do is turn off (exit) iTunes and then plug your iphone into the usb, then windows explorer will see it. It's like you can only see it one or the other.
This was annoying me for months until I read that and it worked straight away.
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